Topics: International Relations
Culture and Urbanism
Regional focus: Global
North America
Origin: United States
Fellowship: Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow

J.P. Singh is Professor of International Commerce and Policy at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University (USA).  From 2016-18, he was Chair and Professor of Culture and Political Economy, and Director of the Institute for International Cultural Relations at the University of Edinburgh.

Singh has published 9 books and over 100 scholarly articles. His latest book is “Sweet Talk: Paternalism and Collective Action in North-South Trade Negotiations” (Stanford, 2017). His book “Globalized Arts: The Entertainment Economy and Cultural Identity” (Columbia, 2011) won the American Political Science Association’s award for best book in information technology and politics. His current book project is “Development 2.0: How Technologies Can Foster Inclusivity in the Developing World” (Oxford, forthcoming). 

He has worked with international organizations such as UNESCO, the World Bank, and the WTO, and played a leadership role in several professional organizations. He is founding editor of the journal Arts and International Affairs.

Singh holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Public Policy from the University of Southern California.

Last updated: 2019